I own a computer that has two operating systems installed – Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu. The boot manager I use is GRUB, and I set Windows as the primary entry. Recently, I installed a third operating system, Windows 10 Pro. Initially, everything was working fine, but my Windows 7 installation got damaged at some point. Now, whenever I try to start Windows 7, I encounter a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error after the Windows logo appears:

0x0000006B: PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED as described in detail HERE

In the following section of this inquiry, I will discuss my efforts to create and utilize a repair disk in the hopes of resolving the BSOD problem. However, I acknowledge that this approach may not necessarily resolve the issue. My primary objective is to find a solution to the BSOD error mentioned earlier, and any suggestions that help me accomplish this will be considered as the accepted answer.

As I no longer possess my Windows 7 installation CD, I opted to use the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool and Rufus bootable disk creator to create a repair installation disk for Windows 7. This would allow me to access the repair functions.

However, while starting up the computer using the USB disk, an error occurred during the “Windows is loading Files” process.

You can find a comprehensive description of the error message HERE, where it is explained that the 0xc0000225 error typically results from a faulty BCD. I tried to fix this issue using EasyBCD, but it did not make any difference. Despite the error, I can still access my other operating systems.

Although I can bypass this error message, I am met with a new one on the subsequent screen that appears:

You can find a thorough explanation of the error message 0xc0000098 HERE. This error also seems to indicate a missing or damaged BCD, but I am uncertain about this because I am still able to boot into my operating system.

I am considering whether the way I am formatting the Windows Recovery disk could be causing it not to load correctly. I have experimented with using both FAT32 and NTFS file systems, as well as trying GPT and MBR partition schemes (although MBR is not functional at all).

Askify Moderator Edited question April 23, 2023